Apache Ant VS Gradle

Compare Apache Ant vs Gradle and see what are their differences.

Apache Ant

Apache Ant is a Java-based build tool. (by apache)


Adaptable, fast automation for all (by gradle)
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Apache Ant Gradle
2 45
329 13,369
1.2% 1.2%
8.8 10.0
9 days ago 6 days ago
Java Groovy
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later Apache License 2.0
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Apache Ant

Posts with mentions or reviews of Apache Ant. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-03-31.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Gradle. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-05-10.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Apache Ant and Gradle you can also consider the following projects:

Bazel - a fast, scalable, multi-language and extensible build system

Buck - A fast build system that encourages the creation of small, reusable modules over a variety of platforms and languages.

Apache Maven - Apache Maven core

gradle-lint-plugin - A pluggable and configurable linter tool for identifying and reporting on patterns of misuse or deprecations in Gradle scripts.

kotlin - The Kotlin Programming Language.

gradle-versions-plugin - Gradle plugin to discover dependency updates

Drools - Drools is a rule engine, DMN engine and complex event processing (CEP) engine for Java.

Quartz - Code for Quartz Scheduler

Ansible - Ansible is a radically simple IT automation platform that makes your applications and systems easier to deploy and maintain. Automate everything from code deployment to network configuration to cloud management, in a language that approaches plain English, using SSH, with no agents to install on remote systems. https://docs.ansible.com.

groovy - Apache Groovy: A powerful multi-faceted programming language for the JVM platform

maven-mvnd - Apache Maven Daemon